Saturday, April 2, 2011

U.N.E.S.C.O.'s Transhumanism

Reporting on the Courtyard of the Gentiles, Sandro Magister has some excerpts from a "blistering talk by Fabrice Hadjadj against the eugenicist ideology of the founding fathers of UNESCO" — In Paris the Dispute Was about God, But about Man First.

Fabrice Hadjadj, "from a Jewish family, once on the far left but now a convert to the Catholic faith," made his "radical criticism of UNESCO and its founding fathers right on the premises of the organization, in the presence of its directors." An excerpt:
    We can borrow a word invented by Dante and say that man is made to "trasumanar." But how does he "trasumanar"? And how should "transhumanism" be understood? This word must echo in a special way within these walls. Because the substantive, "transhumanism," was coined in 1957 by the biologist Julian Huxley, who was the first director general of UNESCO. What is interesting is that this first director general of UNESCO did not at all mean what Dante did by "transhumanism." His thought, in fact, goes radically against that of the "Divina Commedia." But it has the advantage of making manifest the only alternative that is posed today in the modern world.

    Brother of Aldous Huxley, the author of "Brave New World," Julian Huxley might have been expected to be inoculated against any temptation to eugenics. Instead the opposite is true. Not that Julian Huxley was inconsistent; no, he was consistent in the extreme. In 1941, at the very time when the Nazis were gassing the mentally ill, Julian Huxley wrote with a certain audacity: "Once the full implications of evolutionary biology are grasped, eugenics will inevitably become part of the religion of the future, or of whatever complex of sentiments may in the future take the place of organized religion." These statements were written in 1941. But it was in 1947 that they were published in French, when he was already director general of UNESCO. Not one line was changed on that occasion. Of course, Huxley was anti-Nazi, social democratic, and above all anti-racist (which nonetheless did not prevent him from writing, in the text previously cited: "I regard it as wholly probable that true negroes have a somewhat lower average intelligence than the whites or yellows"), but Huxley presumed to replace the traditional religions with biotechnology.

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OpenID danightman said...

Huxley presumed to replace the traditional religions with biotechnology.

It could also be that, along with others of the Evolutionary/Hegelian religion, which has as its ancestor Freemasonry and the Illuminati, Huxley believed that biotechnology was to be a key mystery of the neo-paganism he attempted to usher in.

This says that the materialism at the core of scientism is not empirically derived (neither is Darwinism), but is itself a cosmic myth or a defective metaphysical conceit.

Indeed, being that the root of scientism is Masonic, it is not a stretch to call it Luciferian, with all the context thereto.

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